|We Must Receive Christ
"As many as received Him, to them He gave the right
to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name" (John 1:12)
We Receive Christ Through Faith
"By grace you have been saved through faith; and that
not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should
boast" (Ephesians 2:8-9).
When We Receive Christ, We Experience a New
(Read John 3:1-8.)
We Receive Christ by Personal Invitation
[Christ speaking] "Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears My
voice and opens the door, I will come in to him" (Revelation 3:20).
Receiving Christ involves turning to God from self (repentance) and trusting Christ to
come into our lives to forgive our sins and to make us what He wants us to be. Just to
agree intellectually that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He died on the cross for
our sins is not enough. Nor is it enough to have an emotional experience. We receive Jesus
Christ by faith.
These two circles represent two kinds of